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Colin Grant blogs from South Africa

First blog post from Cape Town by Professor Colin Grant our PVC (Internationalisation)

Two more departments receive bronze Athena SWAN awards

We are pleased to announce that the Departments of Health and Biology & Biochemistry are our latest two departments to have successfully achieved bronze Athena SWAN awards.  This also means we have achieved the target we set in 2013.

Summer classes: Ballet or Contemporary Dance

Why not try a dance class this Spring and get fit?

Royal welcome for alumni at St James' Palace

Over 300 alumni & their guests joined the Chancellor & Vice-Chancellor at our Alumni Reception

Little ANTs: researchers build the world’s tiniest engine

Researchers have developed the world’s tiniest engine – just a few billionths of a metre in size – which uses light to power itself.

Evolutionary biologist from Mexico holds workshop

Dr Diego Cortez from the Centro de Ciencias Genomicas (CCG) at UNAM (Cuernavaca, Mexico) visited Bath to explore different aspects of the life history implications of sex roles, the evolution of sex chromosomes and diversity of sex determination mechanisms at a workshop in April.

Promoting collaboration through integration

An article in International Innovation about our Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics.

Research to develop better drugs for cancer & Alzheimer's

New work by an interdisciplinary Bath-Leicester-Oxford team provides fundamental insights into specific protein complexes in the bodywhich may provide the basis for the development of drugs that are more specific and efficient in treating diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s.

Visiting students seek homestay hosts

Are you interested in hosting one of the international students who come to study at Bath?

Going Global delegation to strengthen University ties in South Africa

We're in South Africa this week to participate in the British Council’s Going Global forum for education world leaders.

Students encourage engineers to take up busking

A group of PhD students at the University of Bath is looking to recruit enthusiastic engineers to a new busking group to help change public perceptions of engineering.

Professor Mike Tipping joins Bath IMI

Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation welcomes world-renowned Data Science expert

University hosts first GW4 biosensor workshop

The GW4 Biosensor Network Workshop brought together academics, postdoctoral researchers and research students from Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and Exeter to disseminate their research, establish links and network.

Using oxygen to sterilise medical implants could save time and money

International researchers led by the University of Bath have demonstrated a cheap, effective and environmentally-friendly way to sterilise medical implants.

Recovering heat from sewage

Professor Jan Hofman writes for Water & Waste Water Treatment.

Watch weight lifting world record broken at STV

Strength & conditioning coach Luke Vella set a new world weightlifting record in front of a big crowd at the Sports Training Village on Wednesday.

VC presents prizes at Blues Awards

The annual Blues Awards celebrate sporting achievements of our students and graduates

Paul Kennedy on Brexit: The view from Spain

Dr Paul Kennedy, Lecturer in Spanish & European Studies in PoLIS writes a blog post for the IPR series of articles related to the BREXIT debate and the EU Referendum.

Science Showoff is back: Thu 5 May

Dr John Troyer from CDAS is amongst the line-up at our next evening of science cabaret at The Edge

I'm a Scientist, get me out of here: Climate change zone

CSCT student Helena Quilter blogs about her experiences: "It’s a bit like X Factor for scientists, where school pupils are the judges."

Rajani Naidoo warns of Higher Education's competition fetish

Professor Rajani Naidoo recently delivered the 2016 Worldviews Annual Lecture on Media and Higher Education, which has since been published on the University World News external website and The Conversation.

Prestigious research award for Richard Guy

Professor Richard Guy has become the 14th scientist since 1986 to receive the Maurice-Marie Janot Award.

Call for papers for US foreign policy conference

The 10th Annual Conference of BISA United States Foreign Policy Working Group is jointly organised by the US Foreign Policy Working Group of BISA and the University of Bath.

Appointment of new IPR Global Chair marks significant international milestone

Leading US academic Professor Janine Wedel, announced as the new IPR Global Chair for the University of Bath’s Institute for Policy Research (IPR).

Study shows dinosaurs had an exodus from Europe

Europe saw an exodus of dinosaurs from the continent in the Early Cretaceous period, scientists using ‘network theory’ to track their movements around the world have shown.

Labour, social democracy & the 2020s

In Juncture, a journal by the Institute for Public Policy Research, Gavin Kelly and Nick Pearce (IPR) argue that in order to remain relevant, those on the political left must not only apprehend the forces that are shaping the political landscape of the next decade but also determine the ‘new tune’ that will resonate with tomorrow’s voters.

Parkrun should remain free for participants

Simone Fullagar, Professor of Sport & Physical Cultural Studies, writes for The Conversation.

Reinforcing theory & technical knowledge in Durham

Oli Weber, third year CSCT student, attended the biennial powder diffraction school held at the University of Durham, along with scientists and engineers from all over the world.

Registration now open for CSCT Summer Showcase: 11 & 12 Jul

Organised by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sustainable Chemical Technologies, the Summer Showcase is designed to provide a forum on recent developments and future plans in the field of Sustainability.

Early detection system for catheter infections

A research team led by Dr Toby Jenkins (Chemistry) has developed an early warning system for urinary catheter infections, a problem which can cause severe risk to patients’ health and costs the NHS an estimated £120 million per year.

University to establish London facility for research and executive teaching

Our new London facility at 83 Pall Mall will enable closer links with policy-makers, partners and research collaborators.

Bath ranked best in South West by Complete Uni Guide

In the latest Complete University Guide published today, Bath has been ranked 12th out of 127 UK universities, the highest placed university in the South West.

Sean Cumming on biobanding & ballet: BBC Scotland [01.17.34]

An interview with Dr Sean Cumming from our Department for Health about his biobanding research. Listen from 01.17.34.

Norman Foster film & talk with top architect, Peter Clegg: 27 Apr

The Edge is showing the film, 'How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?' with a post-show talk by Peter Clegg and Toby Lewis, teaching fellow, from the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering.

Why do fewer girls compete in maths olympiads than boys?

Geoff Smith (Maths) explores why females don't compete in international math olympiads at the same rate as their male classmates.

Home quartet selected for Rio Olympics

Team GB officially announced their swimming squad for this summer’s Olympic Games at the STV

University of Bath professor honoured in Biochemical Society Awards

Professor Geoff Holman has been awarded a prestigious lectureship by the Biochemical Society

Jason Hart: Reclaiming compassion, rethinking aid

A compelling TEDx talk

CSCT student gives RSC public lecture on nanoporous materials

Student Jemma Rowlandson has been invited to give a Royal Society of Chemistry public lecture on nanoporous materials on 21 April.

See award-winning films at The Edge

Great films coming up at The Edge, from exploring Norman Foster’s architecture to The Look of Silence.

Pint of Science Bath to take latest local science breakthroughs to our city pubs

Pub locals in Bath will hear talks on everything from the maths of beer to how blind people can see with their ears. The Pint of Science festival runs from 23 – 25 May.

Once again, Bath students impress at computing event

Bath students scooped up three prizes at the BCSWomen Undergraduate Lovelace Colloquium held at Sheffield Hallam University at the end of March.

Extreme poverty project wins leadership award

An SPS project - Economic Empowerment of the Poorest - has been announced as the winner of the Outstanding International Leadership category at the British Expertise International Awards 2016,

CREATE: Movement - children’s dance workshop: Sat 23 Apr

Create Movement is a fun and playful hands-on workshop in our beautiful top floor Dance Studio, suitable for children aged between 3-8 years and adults. All abilities welcome!

‘Pee power’ as researchers turn urine into a sustainable power source for powering electronic devices

Researchers at the University of Bath have developed an innovative miniature fuel cell that can generate electricity from urine, creating an affordable, renewable and carbon-neutral way of generating power.

Corbyn could change Brexit debate, but does he want to?

Charlie Lees, Professor of Politics, writes for The Conversation.

Rt Hon Lord Willetts lecture: Wed 20 Apr

This IPR lecture will discuss various policy measures to redress the imbalance between the generations

CSCT student blog: Science by the sea

Suzy Wallace, CSCT student blogs about attending the American Physical Society (APS) Meeting 2016 and visiting Duke University.

Forming a Spanish government: Robbing Pedro to pay Pablo

Paul Kennedy (Politics, Languages & International Studies) writes about the current stalemate in Spain over forming a government following elections last December.

AUA annual award for Iain Forster-Smith

Iain Forster-Smith has been named 'Advocate of the Year' for Association of University Administrators (AUA)

Bath scholar is top student sculler at GB Rowing World Trials

University of Bath sporting scholar Nick Bell was the fastest student sculler at this week’s GB Rowing Team Trials for the World Senior, U23 and University Championships.

Share the beauty & richness of the Arab culture: Wed 20 Apr

An afternoon of free activities offering a brief introduction to Arab culture with short talks, music, art and Arabic snacks.

NMR spectroscopy machine aka Hidden Force Looking Machine

CSCT student Andrew Halls tries to explain the NMR spectroscopy machine using only the 1,000 most commonly used words in the English language.

Dubai, HK, Singapore & a rugby star

Gavin Maggs blogs about an overseas tour with the VC to celebrate our 50th year with alumni abroad

Exhibition: Only a free individual can create a free society

In this ambitious feature-length film, Grace Schwindt examines the radical left-wing politics of Germany in the 1960s-70s, taking an interview with a former activist and taxi driver as the starting point.

Student business competition winner launches company

A third year business student from the University's School of Management has swapped the lecture theatre for the city’s Innovation Centre, as he prepares to launch his own company.

Management students launch Interrail Planner website

Two of our undergraduates - Jack MacHugh (BSc International Management and German) and Jack Cowell (BSc Business Administration) - have launched a free website 'Interrail Planner', to help Interrail travellers.

Date for your diary - HPC Symposium on Thu 9 Jun

The deadline for registering for the event is Friday 27 May.​

Bath's finest minds deliver their research stand-up style

Science Stand Up is an evening of science fuelled fun in Bath, with researchers performing about their fascinating scientific stuff.

New imaging technology could help save UK/EU steel industry

A researcher from the University of Bath has been awarded a new grant to develop an innovative way of assessing a key stage of the production of steel, greatly benefitting the competitiveness of the UK and EU steel industry.

Make an impact: Sustainability

Free online MOOC covering definitions & history of sustainable development and sustainability in business

Prof Dawes' inaugural: Wed 13 Apr

All invited to a free lecture about Alan Turing's work on mathematical modelling of biological problems

Are you considering a research career in Health & Life Sciences?

Health & Life Sciences Fellowship Open Day for those thinking about a research career in Health & Life Sciences.

Vote for our IMML students' competition video & help them win!

Four students have been selected to take part in the finals of the KPMG International Case Competition in Dubai later this month.

Bath hosts successful ChemEngDay UK 2016

The University of Bath recently hosted this year’s highly successful ChemEngDay UK, a Chemical Engineering conference for the UK academic community.

Fairtrade Gold award for second year

The University has been awarded Gold for Best Fairtrade University or College in the South West

Manipulate the senses to relieve pain

From virtual reality to noise control: Ed Keogh describes the multi-sensory basis of pain in The Conversation

Bath Vice-Chancellor appointed as Non-Executive Director of NHS Improvement

Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, Vice Chancellor of the University of Bath, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of NHS Improvement, the new national body responsible for delivering improvement in the NHS.

Is climate policy at tipping point? Thu 7 Apr

Climate change is inexorably moving towards an irreversible tipping point, how hopeful can we be that policy really is now catching up? - Roundtable discussion by experts, and in response to audience questions.

An education in irony: why academics need to be funny

Ioannis Costas Batlle, PhD Researcher in Education, has co-written an article for The Conversation.

Optical fibres research on show at RS Summer Science Exhibition

Dr William Wadsworth and his team will be showcasing their research on optical fibres at the UK’s most prestigious annual science exhibition from 4 to 10 July 2016.